2006/07 Exeter COE.Women’s Team

In the summer of 2006, the team were controversionally "taken over" to form a new club (Cullompton Rangers Ladies) 

Exeter City were determined to keep a Ladies team, therefore a City Ladies Centre of Excellence was set up by the Grecians to replace the now defunct Exeter City Ladies team.

The team were supported by the Supporters Trust who sponsored them by purchasing a brand new kit for the 2006/07, and in the development and maintenance of teams official website.

The Grecians had to start in the second division of the Westward Development League. Home games were to be played at St George V playing fields, off the Topsham Road.
The manager Steve McClear said "It was important that people know the Exeter City still have a ladies team".

The 2006/2007 got underway for sixteen teams in the Devon Women’s League on Sunday 3rd September. Dynamo Torquay shot straight to the top of the Premier Division following their impressive 4-2 win over Bideford. Vicky Elliot helped herself to two with Rachel Gue and Caitlin Labajo netting one each for the home side. Barnstaple Town also collected three points with a 2-1 win over Exmouth Town, Jess Pearce scoring a double for the North Devon side. Dawlish Town and Totnes & Dartington battled out a 3-all draw in the third Premier Division game. There was only one game in Division One due to the late withdrawal of Chaddlewood Minors and both Rolle Rockets and the University of Plymouth still on summer vacations. 
 
Last season’s fourth placed Exeter Rangers started off the season strongly with a 4-1 win over Feniton with goals from Mandy King. Helen Wells, Sarah Godbeer and new signing Elizabeth Allan. The five new teams accepted into the League were all in action in Division Two. 
 
Exeter City C.O.E. and Ivybridge Town scored five goals a piece to make them joint leaders of the new Division. Gabby Stoneman put two past Lamerton with Siobhan Aslett, Namoi Watkins and Mandy Earle finding the back of the net for City without response. Kate Binmore and Sarah Smith both helped themselves to doubles in Ivybridge’s first victory of the season, Nikki Caunce adding the home team’s fifth. Lauren Wallinger scored both goals in Old Suttonians victory over Combe Martin with Katie Mason putting away a hatrick in Torridgesids’s 5-1 win over newcomers North Prospect Rangers.
 

An Under-21 women's international in November 2006 was arranged between England and France. Nearly 5000 fans turned up, at that time the U-21's were lucky to have crowds over 1500. The game ended in a 1-1 draw and Steph Houghton, scored for England. 



City's COE under 16's made up the majority of the squad.

The squad included :- Siobhan Aslett, Hannah Cox, Lola Sanchez, Kellie Hall, Emma Jones, Jodie Mills, Jenny Brasher, Sophie Anderson, Naomi Wilkins, Gabby Stoneman, Emma Mingo.

The season started with a spectacular set of results with 5 straight wins and 32 goals scored and only one conceded. 

Exeter City COE Devon (Westward Development's) Woman's League Div 2

03/09/2006

League

Lamerton

Home

5-0

Gabby Stoneman 2 

Siobhan Aslett

Naomi Wilkins 

Mandy Earle  

 

 

10/09/2006

League

North Prospect Rangers

Away

7-0

 

 

 

 

 

 

01/10/2006

League

Ivybridge Town

Away

5-0

 

 

 

 

 

 

08/10/2006

League Cup

North Prospect Rangers

Home

17-0

Hannah Cox 5

Lola Sanchez 4

Siobhan Aslett 3

Gabby Stoneman 2

Kelly Hall

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kelly Hall

Emma Jones

Jodie Mills

 

 

 

22/10/2006

League

Georgham & Croyde

Home

8-1

Hannah Cox 3

Lola Sanchez

Jenny Brasher

Naomi Watkins

Gabby Stoneman

Og

05/11/2006

League

Lamerton

Away

12-0

Lola Sanchez 4

Gabby Stoneman

Kelly Hall

Emma Mingo 3

Kelly Hall 2

Siobhan Aslett

12/11/2006

Devon L Cup

Roborough

Home

6-3

Lola Sanchez 4

Gabby Stoneman

Kelly Hall

 

 

 

26/11/2006

League

North Prospect Rangers

Home

16-0

Hannah Cox 4

Lola Sanchez 2

Mandy Earle

Gabby Stoneman 4

Naomi Wilkins

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kelly Hall

Emma Jones

 

 

 

 

03/12/2006

League

Torridgeside

Home

9-0

Gabby Stoneman 5

Hannah Cox

Mandy Earle

Emma Jones

Naomi Wilkins

 

 

League

Ivybridge Town

Home

 NotKnown 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cup

Yeovil LFC

Home

2-1

Jo Goldsworthy

Becky Folds

 

 

 

 

 

League

MarJons Old Suttonians

Away

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cup

Plymouth Argyle

Home

4-2

Jo Goldsworthy

Becky Folds

Hannah Courtney

Emma Redwood

 

 

 

League

Georgham & Croyde

Away

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

League

Torridgeside

Away

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

06/05/2007

League

Marjons, Old Suttonians

Home

6-2

Tamsin Braund 2

Hannah Cox 2

Mandy Earle

Lola Sanchez

 

 


Final Table

Westward Development Devon Women’s League Division 2, 2006-07

 

2006-07

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Exeter City COE

12

11

0

1

85

9

33

Old Suttonians

12

9

0

3

60

19

27

Ivybridge Town

12

8

0

4

51

17

 21*

Georgham & Croyde

12

7

0

5

45

28

21

Torridgeside

 12

4

0

8

25

58

12

Lamerton

    12

1

0

11

8

76

3

North Prospect Rangers

    12

2

0

10

7

72

 0*

*Points deducted



It was a very successful season. And proved to be the start of the club's rise up the pyramid, and by 2012 the new team was playing in the South West Combination under the management of Steve Tully.

Meanwhile at Cullompton Rangers LFC formerly  known as Exeter City L.F.C, were formally granted a name change by Devon FA in 2006. They played their home matches at Speeds Meadow, Cullompton, Devon.
In 2011 the club folded when the manager was forced to leave and a replacement could not be found. 

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